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August 2018 at Charles B. Wang Center

A Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,

Our fall exhibition, Virtual Journeys: Chinese Buddhist Art and Architecture in the Digital Era (September 12–December 15, 2018), explores the hundreds of caves and cave temples that were painstakingly carved out of rock cliffs from the 4th century through to the 14th century. Where else but at the Charles B. Wang Center could you experience such an amazing connection across times, continents, and cultures? The walls and ceilings of these caves are decorated with beautifully elaborate paintings depicting stories of the Buddha, Buddhist sutras, and ornamental designs. Medieval China will come alive through VR right before your eyes! We are thrilled that you will be able to explore the depth and marvels of Chinese cultural heritage with the latest advancements in digital technology.

We have also continued our collaborations with the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature to host the Human Rights Film Festival, and with the Faculty Student Association and the Center for Indian Studies in celebration of Diwali.

I hope you will visit us and attend our public programs this season. I look forward to welcoming you.

With kind regards,

Jinyoung A. Jin
Director of Cultural Programs

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